Book Reviews 2015

A+… Don’t delay, get your hands on a copy of this book
A…. I loved it
B…. I really liked it
C…. I liked it with a few reservations
D…. I finished it, but it’s not my cup of tea

  • Long Way Home (Vintage Digital, 2014). Format: Kindle Edition by Eva Dolan (A+)
  • The Man Who Bought London (Delphi Classics, 2014). Format: Kindle Edition. First published in 1915 by Edgar Wallace (C)
  • A Dark Song of Blood (Bitter Lemon Press, 2014) Format: Kindle Edition, by Ben Pastor (A)
  • Beast in View (Orion Books, 2011) Format: Kindle edition. First published in the USA in 1955 by Margaret Millar (A)
  • Borderline (Transworld Digital, 2014) Kindle edition. Originally published by Piratförlarget in Swedish in 2011 as Du gamla, du fria by Liza Marklund. English translation by Neil Smith, 2014 (A)
  • The Beckoning Lady (Vintage 2007) Format: Paperback. First published in Great Britain in 1955 by Chatoo & Windus by Margery Allingham (A)
  • The Islanders (Gallic Books, 2014) Kindle format. Translated from the French by Emily Boyce. First published in France as Les Insulaires by Éditions Zulma, 2010, by Pascal Ganier (A+)
  • God Save the Mark (Rosetta Books, 2010) Kindle Format. First published in 1967 by Donald E. Westlake (A)
  • Cómo nace un personaje: La historia de un detective en La Habana (Tusquets Editores S.A., 2015) Kindle Format (Free booklet) by Leonardo Padura.
  • The Liza Marklund Reader’s Companion A Collection of Excerpts By Liza Marklund (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2013) Kindle Format. (Free Ebook)
  • Gun Street Girl (Serpent’s Tail, 2015). Kindle Format, by Adrian McKinty (A+)
  • Endless Night (Harper, 2007). Paperback Format. First published in 1967 by Agatha Christie (C)
  • Entry Island (Quercus, 2014) Kindle Format, by Peter May (A)
  • Double Indemnity (Orion, 2005) Format: Paperback. Published serially in 1936 by James M. Cain (A+)
  • The Human Flies (Mantle, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson. Originally published in 2010 as Menneskefluene, by Hans Olav Lahlum (B)
  • The Hummingbird (Arcadia Books, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Finnish by David Hackston. Originally published in 2013 as Kolibri by Kati Hiekkapelto (A)
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice (Orion, 2005) Paperback edition. First published in the United States of America in 1934 by James M. Cain (A)
  • The Silence Of The Sea (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Originally published in 2011 as Brakid by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (B)
  • Falling Freely, As If In A Dream (aka Free Falling, As If in a Dream) (Transworld Digital, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen. Originally published as Faller fritt som i en dröm in 2007 by Leif GW Persson (A)
  • Reykjavik Nights (Vintage Digital, 2014) Format: Kindle. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Originally published as Reykjavíkurnætur, 2012 by Arnaldur Indriðason (A)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (Rosetta Books, 2014) Format: Kindle. First published by New York Knopf in1949, by W. R. Burnett (A)
  • Into a Raging Blaze (Quercus, 2014) Format: Kindle edition. Translated from the Swedish by Ian Gile. Originally published as En Rasande Eld in 2013 by Andreas Norman (B)
  • The Consorts of Death (Arcadia Books, 2009) Format: Kindle edition. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Originally published as Dødens drabanter in 2006 by Gunnar Staalesen (A+)
  • Arab Jazz (MacLehose Press, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition. Translated from the French by Sam Gordon, 2015. Originally published as Arab Jazz by Éditions Viviane Hamy in 2012 by Karim Miské (A+)
  • Maigret (Penguin Books, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition. This edition translated by Ron Schwartz in 2015. First published in book form by Fayard in 1934 by Georges Simenon (C)
  • Camille (MacLehose Press. 2015) Format: Kindle Edition. Translated by Frank Wynne, 2014. First published in the French language as Sacrifices by Editions Albin Muchel in 2012 by Pierre Lemaitre (A)
  • Cobra (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014) Format: Kindle Edition. Translated by K- L- Seegers, 2014. Originally published in Afrikaans as Kobra in 2013 by Deon Meyer (A)
  • The Nine Tailors (Hodder & Stoughton, 2003) Format: Paperback Edition. First published in Great Britain in 1934 by Dorothy L. Sayers (A+)
  • The Yellow Dog (Penguin Classics, 2013) Format: Paperback. Translated by Linda Asher. Originally published in French as Le chien jaune in 1931 by Georges Simenon (A)
  • Summerchill (Constable, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition, by Quentin Bates (A)
  • The Black Dahlia (Cornerstone Digital, 2011) Format: Kindle Edition. First published in 1987 by James Ellroy (A+)
  • In Bitter Chill (Faber & Faber Crime, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition, by Sarah Ward (A)
  • A Killing Kindness (Harper, 2013) Format: Paperback Edition. First published in Great Britain by HarperCollinsPublishers in 1980 by Reginald Hill (A).
  • Seeking Whom He May Devour (Vintage Books, 2008) Format: Paperback. Translated from the French by David Bellos. First published with the title L’Homme à l’envers in 1999 by Fred Vargas (C)
  • Doll (Pan Books Ltd, 1976) Format: Paperback Edition. First published in 1965 by Ed McBain (B).
  • Sad Cypress (HarperCollins Publishers, 2001) Format Paperback. First published in 1940 by Agatha Christie (B)
  • A Cure for All Diseases (Harper, 2009) Format Paperback Edition. First published in 2008 by Reginald Hill (A+)
  • The Silver Swan (Picador, 2008) Format: Paperback Edition. First published in 2007 by Benjamin Black (B)
  • Elegy for April (Picador, 2011) Format: Paperback Edition. First published in 2010 by Bejamin Black (A)
  • Last Seen Wearing (Pan, 2013). Format Kindle Edition. First published in 1976 by Colin Dexter (A)
  • The Secret Adversay (Project Gutenberg, 2008) Format: Kindle Edition. First published in 1922 by Agatha Christie (B)
  • Paisaje de otoño (Tusquets, 2013) Format: Kindle Edition. Primera edición en Tusquets 1998 por Leonardo Padura (A+)
  • Adiós, Hemingway (Tusquets editores, 2013) Format: Kindle Edition. Publicado por primera vez en 2001 por Leonardo Padura (A)
  • The ABC Murders (Harper, 2013) Paperback Edition. First published in 1936 by Agatha Christie (B)
  • La cola de la serpiente (Tusquets editores, 2013) Formato Versión Kindle. Primera edición en Tusquets, 2011 por Leonardo Padura (C)
  • Someone Else’s Skin (Headline, 2014) Format: Kindle Edition by Sarah Hilary (A)
  • The Big Bounce (Phoenix, 2009) Format: Paperback edition. First published in 1969 by Elmore Leonard (A)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1922. Included at The Complete Sherlock Holmes and The Complete Tales of Terror and Mystery. Signature Edition. The Complete Works Collection, 2011. Format: Kindle Edition (A+)
  • The Crimson Circle, 1922. Delphi Classics, 2014. Format: Kindle Edition, within Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Wallace (C)
  • The problem of Thor Bridge, 1922 (Included in The Complete Sherlock Holmes and The Complete Tales of Terror and Mystery. Signature Edition. The Complete Works Collection, 2011. Format: Kindle Edition (B)
  • The Defenceless (Orenda Books, 2015) Format: Kindle edition. Translated into English by David Hackston, 2015. Originally published by Otava, Finland, asSuojattomat, 2014 by Kati Hiekkapelto (A)
  • Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle (Purple Panda Press, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition by J.A. Lang (B)
  • Knock, Murderer, Knock! (Dean Street Press, 2015) Format: Kindle Edition. First published in 1938 by Harriet Rutland (A)
  • The Burning Room (Orion, 2014) Format: Kindle by Michael Connelly (A)
  • Snowblind (Orenda Books, 2015) Format: Kindle. translated by Quentin Bates, 2015.First published in Icelandic as Snjóblinda, 2010  by Ragnar Jonasson (A+)
  • The False Burton Combs (Les Editions de Londres, 2013) Format: Kindle. First published in the Black Mask Magazine in December 1922 by Carroll John Daly (Not rated)
  • We Shall Inherit the Wind (Orenda Books, 2015) Format: Kindle. Translated by Don Bartlett. Originally published as Vi skal arve vinden in 2010 by Gunnar Staalesen (A+)
  • Ten Star Clues (Dean Street Press, 2015) Format: Kindle. First published in 1941 by E. R. Punshon (B)
  • The Case of the Constant Suicides (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989) Format: Paperback. First published in 1941 by John Dickson Carr (A+)

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